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      01-15-2013, 12:39 AM   #1
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BC BR Coilovers Owners - Damper settings please

Just as the title states, please post your damper settings that you use and why.

I'm currently using 13 from soft on the front and 10 from soft on the rear. I'm thinking about making them both softer...maybe 10 from soft on front and 8 from soft on the rear.
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Jesus that's soft rob. I have mine set at 2 clicks harder from the midway point on my front struts. The rear is set at 4 clicks harder from the midway point. That's for winter during summer I roll with it basically at the stiffest setting give or take
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Jesus that's soft rob. I have mine set at 2 clicks harder from the midway point on my front struts. The rear is set at 4 clicks harder from the midway point. That's for winter during summer I roll with it basically at the stiffest setting give or take
mine at settings above still feels pretty damn rough and you feel every bump lol!! lol!!
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Jesus that's soft rob. I have mine set at 2 clicks harder from the midway point on my front struts. The rear is set at 4 clicks harder from the midway point. That's for winter during summer I roll with it basically at the stiffest setting give or take
isn't that rough man?? Hey, did you tighten the center bolt in the top hat before installing your coilovers?
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Looking to reinvigorate this thread, as I'm thinking of changing up my settings. But because I've never messed around with them before, I'd like to see what everyone else is doing in terms of how they set their damping, front and rear.

I left my settings the way they arrived in the box, which I believe was halfway (15 clicks from hardest or softest, works out the same). That was back when I installed my suspension in March, so about 10 months now. Car rides a bit rough, which I expected with coilovers, but wondering if I should soften up the front (only), front and rear, or rear (only) to alleviate that. At least during the winter months, that is, with all the potholes and roads being in the shitty condition that they are in.

So, let's hear it.
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There is no point in copying other peoples settings because the tolerances on these units are so large, everyone else's will be different.

Also take into account your idea of too hard may be someone else's idea of too soft as everyone has different expectations.

Try to 'feel' what each end of the car is doing seperately, then keep softening a click at a time until the comfort/handling compromise is what you want. Also take into account, the stiffness of the rear shocks affect how comfortable the car feels more than the front.
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